Hughie Fury has confirmed that his fight against Michael Hunter has been rescheduled for later this year.
The heavyweight, who is Tyson Fury’s cousin, will initially meet the American at Manchester’s AO Arena on July 2.
But now the tie ends on October 29 after the game, the final category to claim Daniel Dubois’ regular ‘WBA’ title in the sport’s top division, set for a new date. .
The original bout –– in the weight division where the aforementioned ‘King of Gypsy’ Tyson held the WBC world belt –– was postponed due to illness by Fury, who had previously challenged the fight. WBO world champion in heavyweight to Joseph Parker, losing by majority decision in September 2017.
Fury, whose Boxxer promotional outfit has a contract with Sky Sports, confirmed the news to Sky Sports News on Tuesday.
“There is nothing worse than having to pull out of a war. My path is now direct to Michael Hunter and then the next. “
Fury is 26-3 (15 KOs) in his career, most recently in the ring last October when he retired from Christian Hammer at the end of the fifth round of 10 scheduled at Utilita Arena in Newcastle, while Hunter was 20- 1-2 with a quick 14, with his only defeat coming in the cruiser class to Oleksandr Usyk.
Ukraine Southpaw Usyk holds the world heavyweight titles WBA Super, IBF, IBO and WBO last weekend at the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia against Anthony Joshua and now looks set for an all-round money run with WBC champion Fury, after winning the belt Ring magazine is vacant, likely before the end of the year and potentially back to the Middle East.
Hunter, who was the US national heavyweight champion as an amateur, believes victory over Hughie Fury – who won the junior world champion gold medal in super heavyweight back in 2012 – will put him in charge. wits with his 34-year-old cousin.
But Fury isn’t outright buying that.
“He can say what he wants –– at the end of the day, he gets knocked out.
“I don’t want to devalue him, he’s a good fighter and obviously nobody wants to fight him. But these are the battles that I want. We’ll see what he has to bring tonight.
“I’m 100% expecting, the chance to win world titles.”